Eulophiella galbana (Ridl.) Bosser & Morat 2001

Photo by Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar


Common Name The Greenish Yellow Eulophiella

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in southeast Madagascar in medium elevation humid evergreen forests as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with bright yellow, shiny, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, narrowly linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, acute, plicate leaves that blooms in the early summer on a pale, 8" [20 cm] long, shorter than the leaves, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with 6 membraneous sheaths .

Synonyms *Eulophia galbana Ridl. 1885; Graphorkis galbana (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Lissochilus galbanus (Ridl.) H.Perrier 1941

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1936/83 as Lissochilus galbanus; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide